Prof. Paschalis Rugarabamu - DDS, MDent, MBA. Vice Chancellor - CUHAS

Message from Vice Chancellor

The University Management is still committed to ensuring that CUHAS realises it’s vision of being an Outstanding Catholic University excelling in health care, training and research while being responsive to societal needs. In early May this year, the university’s five year rolling strategic plan was launched, with the goals of continuing to enhance the quality of our services, through targeted initiatives.Read More



The Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences - Bugando (CUHAS-BUGANDO) is located at Bugando Hill, within the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) premises in Mwanza. Our core business is training, research and consultancy services. We train health professionals in the fields of Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Public Health through our Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and PhD programmes. Our students include local and international/foreign students from all walks of life..Read More



Research is one of the core functions of CUHAS. This is embodied within the mission of the institution in which the University pledges to be “a centre of excellence providing high quality education, research and services in the field of health sciences”. Research in an institution of higher learning, such as CUHAS, serves many purposes that relate to Training, Services Provision to Society and Human Resource Development.

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Each year in November, CUHAS-BUGANDO organizes a Scientific Conference, as one of the events of the Graduation Week. This year will see our 11th Scientific Conference taking place in Mwanza. An Abstract Book is produced containing the presentations made and the posters exhibitedduring the event. The attendance includes local and international researchers and offers also the possibility to students to showcase their research. Multiple partners, both local enterprises and institutions and international partners, financially support the event. This event offers a platform to exchange research information among scientists working in the country, in the East-African Region and scientists from international settings, and illustrates the research capacity of CUHAS and its network of successful collaborations.

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Antimicrobial use across six referral hospitals in Tanzania: a point prevalence survey
Malaria Morbidities Following Universal Coverage Campaign for Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets: A Case Study in Ukerewe District, Northwestern Tanzania

Impact of hand hygiene intervention: a comparative study in health care facilities in Dodoma region, Tanzania using WHO methodology

Ovarian cancer: diagnostic accuracy and tumor types distribution in East Africa compared to North America

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